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17/09/2014

DW With My Uncle Daz Grace Harkness Intern Piece

DW With My Uncle Daz
Grace Harkness Intern Piece

I was lucky enough to go in to Designworks for a few days to experience what everyone does. I’ve always been interested in design and it was the perfect opportunity to decide exactly what I wanted to do in the future.

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09/09/2014

R U OK? Day Thursday 11th September

R U OK? Day
Thursday 11th September

R U OK? is STW’s home-grown charity and this Thursday, September 11, is the annual R U OK? Day, the perfect opportunity to ask ‘are you ok?’. » more

03/09/2014

NZSO Putting digital at the heart of New Zealand's Symphony Orchestra

NZSO
Putting digital at the heart of New Zealand's Symphony Orchestra

NZSO’s annual retail and subscriptions campaign called upon us to engage more New Zealanders, particularly those who had never experienced a live orchestra. In a departure from previous years, this season campaign put digital at the heart of the integrated concept, without losing the craft and tradition of the NZSO. » more

26/08/2014

Designworks Opens Singapore Office Branching Out

Designworks Opens Singapore Office
Branching Out

Continuing strong growth in recent years, Designworks is delighted to announce that it has expanded its presence within the Asia Pacific region with the opening of an office in Singapore. » more

13/08/2014

The Bee Team Rooftop Beekeeping for Designworks

The Bee Team
Rooftop Beekeeping for Designworks

Designworks is all a-buzz with the installation of two beehives on the rooftops of our Auckland office Gallery building. » more

04/08/2014

Kiwibank retail transformation Interior Magazine + Architecture Now

Kiwibank retail transformation
Interior Magazine + Architecture Now

Architecture Now and Interior Magazine feature the new Kiwibank retail transformation, currently being tested out in the North Shore and Kapiti Coast. » more

29/07/2014

Meaning In The Mayhem Cannes Lions 2014 – Part 1

Meaning In The Mayhem
Cannes Lions 2014 – Part 1

Last month Designworks sent two of our Auckland team to Cannes Lions 2014 for a week of inspiration, creative indulgence and networking. Mike Pepper shares his thoughts. » more

11/07/2014

Air New Zealand Goes Black Flying the flag for New Zealand

Air New Zealand Goes Black
Flying the flag for New Zealand

Off the back of Air New Zealand's wildly successful black plane during the RWC, we wanted to create a visually impactful livery for business that would mark the arrival of the new Dreamliner aircraft, and would be a long-term pride piece for the brand. » more

01/07/2014

Winning at the Interior Awards Best Workplace Design 2014

Winning at the Interior Awards
Best Workplace Design 2014

The winners of New Zealand’s prestigious Interior Design Awards were announced last Thursday with Designworks taking top honours to win the coveted Workplace Design category. » more

30/06/2014

Fresh Talent for Designworks  Introducing Emma Harney and Simon Jackson

Fresh Talent for Designworks
Introducing Emma Harney and Simon Jackson

Designworks is delighted to welcome two new recruits to our Graphic Design team » more

10/06/2014

The New Zealand Story  Taking New Zealand to the world

The New Zealand Story
Taking New Zealand to the world

The idea was to create a compelling and authentic story that would help broaden the perception of New Zealand internationally. The challenge was to use moving image and photography to create a valuable toolkit for all New Zealand exporters. » more

05/06/2014

STW Annual Report and Leadership Event A statement on creativity within STW

STW Annual Report and Leadership Event
A statement on creativity within STW

The STW Group annual report is a statement on creativity within the broad context of the Group's businesses today. » more

04/06/2014

Hyper localisation design strategy Clair Van Veen explores the importance of acting locally

Hyper localisation design strategy
Clair Van Veen explores the importance of acting locally

A hyper localised store design strategy is both exciting from a design perspective and also for brand strategy. » more

26/05/2014

Amp up the Jazz   Refreshing the Flavours of 80’s Latino Jazz for the Wellington Jazz Festival

Amp up the Jazz
Refreshing the Flavours of 80’s Latino Jazz for the Wellington Jazz Festival

June marks the return of Wellington’s annual Jazz Festival, where local and international muso’s take to the stage over a single action packed weekend. » more

20/05/2014

Reinventing what a ‘kiwibank’ can be Kiwibank retail transformation – part 1

Reinventing what a ‘kiwibank’ can be
Kiwibank retail transformation – part 1

A three-year transformation programme that put user centred design at the heart of an iterative strategic and creative process to reinvent what a ‘kiwibank’ could be. » more

08/05/2014

Auckland Office – Workplace Design Finalist 2014 Interior Awards

Auckland Office – Workplace Design Finalist
2014 Interior Awards

We're excited to announce that our Auckland Office is 1 out of 3 finalists in this year's Interior Awards Workplace Design category. » more

05/05/2014

Sven speaks at the Australian Good Design Festival 2014 Design as Strategy Forum

Sven speaks at the Australian Good Design Festival
2014 Design as Strategy Forum

The annual Good Design Festival kicks off in Australia this month. The two-day event will be all about getting enterprising leaders in business, government and design – our own Sven Baker included – to talk about how they are reframing the way they do business today. » more

05/05/2014

Semi-Permanent 2014 Highlights

Semi-Permanent 2014
Highlights

Semi-Permanent Auckland 2014 has just been and gone, leaving us all incredibly inspired, energised and as always, with a notebook overflowing with eagerly scribbled notes. Some of the nuggets of wisdom we picked up from the speakers are as follows: » more

28/04/2014

DW Creative Strategy Introducing Luke van O

DW Creative Strategy
Introducing Luke van O

Luke joins Designworks Australia as a creative strategist, coming home from a career that's swung between the highly creative and deeply quant. » more

22/04/2014

Designworks and Officeworks get to work Designworks appointed as agency partner

Designworks and Officeworks get to work
Designworks appointed as agency partner

Officeworks, Australia’s leading retailer and supplier of office supplies, has appointed Designworks as its agency partner. » more

02/04/2014

DW Auckland Office gets a feature  in Interior Magazine

DW Auckland Office gets a feature
in Interior Magazine

Designworks Auckland Office gets a feature in Interior Magazine. » more

25/03/2014

Judging Good Design Tim Riches helps judge the Good Design Awards

Judging Good Design
Tim Riches helps judge the Good Design Awards

Tim Riches, Designworks Australia's MD, will be a judge of the service design stream of the Good Design Awards – one of the longest standing and most prestigious design awards in the world. » more

24/03/2014

Designworks gets Shaved for a Cure Shave for a Cure 2014

Designworks gets Shaved for a Cure
Shave for a Cure 2014

This year Designworks got on board with 'Shave for a Cure'. We had three brave volunteers, a whole bunch of support across the business, and Sven agreeing to match dollar for dollar any donations against his name. » more

10/03/2014

Designworks grows its congregation Welcome to The Church

Designworks grows its congregation
Welcome to The Church

Designworks is delighted to announce that Wellington–based design and digital communications agency The Church will be joining the Group effective immediately. » more

09/03/2014

Business of the Year Award Designworks takes out STW’s top award

Business of the Year Award
Designworks takes out STW’s top award

Designworks New Zealand has been awarded a highly coveted Grand Prix Award at this year’s STW Dashboard Awards ceremony taking out the 2013 Business of the Year Award. » more

08/03/2014

Sydney adds to its accounts Introducing Sara Catts

Sydney adds to its accounts
Introducing Sara Catts

Sara joins Designworks Sydney as an Account Director with experience across brand, communications and spatial design. » more

05/03/2014

Boral Multistop Campaign Showcasing product and performance

Boral Multistop Campaign
Showcasing product and performance

Designworks launches an exciting new campaign for USG Boral, highlighting the product’s performance and range of commercial uses with film, time-lapse photography and stunning slow motion sequences. » more

04/03/2014

DW Motion takes off Silver Fern Farms Photoshoot

DW Motion takes off
Silver Fern Farms Photoshoot

Designworks’ new photography and film offering has added a new and dynamic dimension to our storytelling. » more

26/02/2014

Sochi Falls Short Tim Riches talks to Marketing Magazine

Sochi Falls Short
Tim Riches talks to Marketing Magazine

Tim Riches discusses the shortcomings of Sochi 2014 branding with Marketing Magazine, suggesting it hints at deeper issues with Russia’s country brand. » more

28/01/2014

Colour Run Auckland 2014 DW gets colourful for a good cause

Colour Run Auckland 2014
DW gets colourful for a good cause

Last Sunday, a team from Designworks Auckland made a colourful debut at Auckland’s first Colour Run - a 5k fun run, aptly reputed to be the 'happiest 5k on the planet'. » more

22/01/2014

What’s your shower style?  Designworks and Methven change the shower script

What’s your shower style?
Designworks and Methven change the shower script

The first fruits of our collaboration with Methven have been realised in the form of a performance film that brings to life the power and the feeling of Methven’s next level shower experiences. » more

14/01/2014

Making New Moves  A brand-new home for Designworks Auckland

Making New Moves
A brand-new home for Designworks Auckland

Auckland's old “new art gallery’, is Designworks Auckland’s new home. The move to Level 1, 36 Lorne Street, is a significant and symbolic step in the next stage of our studio’s journey. » more

09/12/2013

Reporting season It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean Christmas.

Reporting season
It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean Christmas.

It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean Christmas. The reporting season was just as frenzied as the festive season, but we came through it unscathed. » more

08/12/2013

Campbell Page rebranded Campbell Page rebrand

Campbell Page rebranded
Campbell Page rebrand

It’s finally launched! The new rebrand of Campbell Page. » more

12/11/2013

Keep Moving Designworks’ Auckland studio make a move

Keep Moving
Designworks’ Auckland studio make a move

After 18 years of design working at Queens Arcade, it’s time to move on to a new space. » more

24/10/2013

DW speaks at Semi-Permanent Wellington 2013

DW speaks at Semi-Permanent
Wellington 2013

Mike, Noel and Jef spoke alongside a panel of talented design minds at this year’s Semi- Permanent in Wellington. Here are a few of the highlights from the event, from stories behind storytelling to beautifully choreographed flying robots. » more

16/10/2013

Another rewarding year Three of the Best

Another rewarding year
Three of the Best

The Annual Designer Institute Best Awards were held on Friday night in Auckland and attended by a thousand or so high spirited guests celebrating what was another extraordinary year of amazing creative output from firms across Australasia. » more

10/10/2013

Designworks adds business firepower Welcome on Board Alan

Designworks adds business firepower
Welcome on Board Alan

Designworks is delighted to announce the addition of some serious grunt to its senior management with the appointment of highly respected business leader and branding expert Alan Gourdie to the groups Board of Director. » more

20/09/2013

The Day I Ran Away To The Circus By Group CEO Sven Baker

The Day I Ran Away To The Circus
By Group CEO Sven Baker

In this open plea to those in pursuit of the next Big New Idea, Sven Baker has news for you: give it up. Instead, he argues, businesses (even those undergoing transformation) should focus on everyday innovation. » more

22/08/2013

DW does Design Camp Wes Anderson Style

DW does Design Camp
Wes Anderson Style

Designworks was delighted to play host to a group of five fifteen year olds from Kristin school as part of their work experience day last Tuesday. » more

21/08/2013

DW Fresh Designworks Introductions

DW Fresh
Designworks Introductions

A casual interview with Jon Martin, part of Auckland's Interactive Design team. » more

06/08/2013

100 Days of Yellow Telling the DW Story

100 Days of Yellow
Telling the DW Story

Celebrating the DW spirit and our creative designworkers through the 100 Days Project. We’re telling a collaborative story of 100 Days of Yellow across three chapters. » more

01/08/2013

NZ International Film 'Feasti-val' Review by M and D Crampin

NZ International Film 'Feasti-val'
Review by M and D Crampin

This year's International Film Festival had such a great line up and a real buzz about it. Yes, we are lucky, lucky people having something so brilliantly curated for us. Thanks for the greatness! Here are a few of many highlights. » more

19/07/2013

Black Dog Brewery New Dog, New Tricks

Black Dog Brewery
New Dog, New Tricks

A brand identity and store fit-out based on the idea of a truly inventive, entrepreneurial craft beer hub that would serve as an agitator in the market. A true rebel in the brewing world. » more

18/07/2013

Telling Stories In the spirit of TED

Telling Stories
In the spirit of TED

Deloitte Consulting ran presentations last Friday on the theme of storytelling. Michael and Noel ran through their view on telling stories through brand. » more

11/07/2013

Nature Baby Catalogue Little Winter Wonders

Nature Baby Catalogue
Little Winter Wonders

Nature Baby, the New Zealand grown, family-owned sustainable clothing label for babies, needed a more compelling way of telling their story for their winter range. » more

27/05/2013

Tunnel of Hope at Vivid Sydney DW and The Benevolent Society

Tunnel of Hope at Vivid Sydney
DW and The Benevolent Society

Designworks, in collaboration with The Benevolent Society, has created a unique, interactive light installation that will be launched this week at Vivid Sydney. » more

27/05/2013

Coastguard stand is a double hit  2013 Hutchwilco Boat Show stand

Coastguard stand is a double hit
2013 Hutchwilco Boat Show stand

Last year, Designworks was approached by Coastguard’s Northern Region to create their 2012 Hutchwilco Boat Show stand. The original stand was re-cycled for this year’s event, and re-installed by our suppliers, where it won best commercial stand! » more

15/05/2013

New (Fairtrade) Stuff For Breakfast Joost Bakker on Sustainable Design

New (Fairtrade) Stuff For Breakfast
Joost Bakker on Sustainable Design

In support of Fairtrade Fortnight, Designworks hosted a ‘New (Fairtrade) Stuff for Breakfast’ this morning, with lots of Fairtrade goodies from Kokako, Harvest Wholefoods, TradeAid and All Good Organics. » more

07/05/2013

Storm Elvin Thorgerson by Michael Crampin

Storm Elvin Thorgerson
by Michael Crampin

For designers, music fiends or anyone for that matter who loves things that test the head, the passing last month of Storm Thorgerson – the world's greatest ever record sleeve designer – was a sad moment. » more

29/04/2013

Fonterra Six Months of Progress

Fonterra
Six Months of Progress

Designworks was delighted to be the designer of Fonterra’s annual report 2012. With the upcoming share offer to be considered – New Zealand’s largest - the design challenge we were entrusted with demanded a bold approach. » more

24/04/2013

Benevolent Society Benevolent Society Brand Renewal

Benevolent Society
Benevolent Society Brand Renewal

Benevolent Society is Australia’s first and oldest charities. As relevant as ever, Benevolent Society delivers vital support, infrastructure and services to Australian’s across the nation and continues to pioneer innovation and progressive activity as well as act as a thought leader in a wide range of social and societal development areas. » more

12/04/2013

Wellington office goes to the dogs By Group CEO Sven Baker

Wellington office goes to the dogs
By Group CEO Sven Baker

There has been multiple studies that have found that having pets in the work place reduce stress levels. It certainly appears to be the case in Designworks Wellington with up to 3 canine companions joining their owners at Designworks in the office. » more

04/04/2013

Designworks wins Brand New Award Benevolent Society identity awarded four star rating.

Designworks wins Brand New Award
Benevolent Society identity awarded four star rating.

Designworks was awarded a four star rating in the 'Comprehensive Identity Program' of the annual awards for our far-reaching business transformation strategy to revitalise Benevolent Society's brand identity. » more

31/01/2013

Proudly Bold and Orange The Tui Range

Proudly Bold and Orange
The Tui Range

The revised Tui range including a refreshed Tui Blond and the new Tui Dark. » more

21/12/2012

Inaugural Best Effect Award Winner Silver Fern Farms' Wins Purple Pin

Inaugural Best Effect Award Winner
Silver Fern Farms' Wins Purple Pin

A brand new category this year, the Best Effect Award measures the effectiveness of design to a company’s bottom line. » more

01/12/2012

Christchurch Reborn Sven goes back into the red zone

Christchurch Reborn
Sven goes back into the red zone

Designworks CEO, Sven Baker, reflects on the time since the big one and Designworks' restablished office in Christchurch. » more

01/12/2012

A strategic move for Christchurch Michael Prentice joins Designworks

A strategic move for Christchurch
Michael Prentice joins Designworks

One of the best strategic thinkers in the business has joined Designworks as Managing Director of our Christchurch office. » more

26/11/2012

Designworks Wins 8 Awards at the Australian Design Biennale 2012

Designworks Wins 8 Awards at the Australian Design Biennale 2012

Held every two years since 1992 and open to all creative studios Australia wide and beyond the awards saw well over 1000 finalists. » more

21/11/2012

Unitec YouFinder A viewfinder for your future

Unitec YouFinder
A viewfinder for your future

With New Zealand's best educational institutes and universities vying for the attention of prospective students Unitec needed to stand out from the crowd, attracting students to their stand and providing an inspirational and educational experience that set them apart. » more

19/11/2012

More Purple Pins Thanks! Jonathan Hales joins Designworks

More Purple Pins Thanks!
Jonathan Hales joins Designworks

Designworks Wellington's new General Manager, Jonathan Hales, has stated his ambition to collect more coveted Best Effect pins to add to the one awarded to Designworks for Silver Fern Farms at the recent 2012 Best Design Awards. » more

24/09/2012

Liberating and Evolving Air New Zealand Wordmark

Liberating and Evolving
Air New Zealand Wordmark

Evolving the Air New Zealand wordmark to align with their new brand promise, of ‘liberating travellers from the ordinary’. » more

20/09/2012

On the Inside Intern Appreciation

On the Inside
Intern Appreciation

Morgan Howe describes a few of the most characterisitic impressions he's picked up during his internship at Designworks. » more

06/09/2012

Fuzzy Logic A Handmade Website for Lovers of  Lo-Fi

Fuzzy Logic
A Handmade Website for Lovers of Lo-Fi

'Fuzzy' is a music/film project and website for the Baby Giant. A collaboration between photographer and band member Chris Williams of Black Box,  designworks' own Douglas Bamber and Baby Giant. The site is an environment for the seven 'songfilms' of Fuzzy that acts as a strangely stark backdrop for each. Central to the site is Williams' nightscape image, where a series of the band's favourite things are found seemingly discarded on a footpath.

05/09/2012

DW likes Aesop

DW likes
Aesop

'Why make something ugly when it can be interesting?'' asks Dennis Paphitis, founder of the Australian skin-care brand AESOP. Since its launch in 1987, the brand has held steadfastly to the belief that good design can improve lives. » more

05/09/2012

Connected Digital Experiences  Telecom LED Wall

Connected Digital Experiences
Telecom LED Wall

Telecom works with Designworks to create a digital branded experience for travelers at the Auckland Airport. » more

04/09/2012

Soto In Interior Magazine The September Issue

Soto In Interior Magazine
The September Issue

Soto is featured in the September issue of Interior Magazine. » more

04/09/2012

Christchurch pop-up container branch Kiwibank and NZ Post Flashbranch

Christchurch pop-up container branch
Kiwibank and NZ Post Flashbranch

The brief to Designworks was to create a temporary, self-contained space that would provide a quick and sustainable solution for retailers in Christchurch’s post-earthquake environment, amidst a host of other pop-up retail. » more

30/08/2012

Sending Made Simple NZ Post Simplified Sending

Sending Made Simple
NZ Post Simplified Sending

Simplified Sending is a complete worldwide sending and packaging system from New Zealand Post that radically simplifies both the process and packaging presented to users. » more

15/08/2012

The Colours of Summer Havaianas

The Colours of Summer
Havaianas

Designworks’ Spatial Team was asked to create a fitout for Brazilian jandals brand Havaianas’ semi-permanent store in Britomart. In contrast to its high-street neighbours, the retail space is colourful and brightly lit- a reflection of the brand essence- fun, fresh and a reminder to not take yourself too seriously. » more

14/08/2012

Straight from the Orchard Monteith's Crushed Apple + Pear Cider

Straight from the Orchard
Monteith's Crushed Apple + Pear Cider

Launched before the cider trend properly exploded onto the New Zealand market, the success of Monteith's Crushed Apple Cider soon led to a Pear variant, and the need for a new 12-pack range. » more

07/08/2012

Creating New Connections To Dance, From Elite To Street New Zealand Dance Company

Creating New Connections To Dance, From Elite To Street
New Zealand Dance Company

With the launch of their first show we look at how the brand is working to change the face of dance in New Zealand. » more

04/08/2012

Help Us Help You Coastguard Tradeshow Stand

Help Us Help You
Coastguard Tradeshow Stand

When Coastguard’s Northern Region approached Designworks to create their 2012 Hutchwilco Boat Show stand, they had an objective clearly in mind: to drive community awareness, and to increase public support of them as the charity saving lives at sea, through selling memberships. » more

05/06/2012

Super Properties  ISPT

Super Properties
ISPT

Australia’s largest non-for-profit property funds manager ISPT develop and manage some of the country’s most successful properties. » more

17/05/2012

A bolder take on ‘New Horizons and New Altitudes’  Auckland Airport Interim Report 2012

A bolder take on ‘New Horizons and New Altitudes’
Auckland Airport Interim Report 2012

Following on from the 2011 Auckland Airport Annual Report, the 2012 Interim Report takes the “New Horizons and New Altitudes” theme one step further, symbolizing the airport's new operational benchmark- a new normal that will be constantly maintained. » more

16/05/2012

9/10 for Soto Restaurant Featured in Viva

9/10 for Soto Restaurant
Featured in Viva

Soto gets a 9/10 and Designworks gets a mention in New Zealand Herald's Viva Lifestyle Magazine. » more

07/05/2012

Designers Speak Cultural Exchange at Britomart

Designers Speak
Cultural Exchange at Britomart

The DINZ Designers Speak event, sponsored by Dulux, brought together a range of professionals and disciplines to talk about the development of the Britomart precinct. » more

24/04/2012

2012 Anzac of the Year The Student Volunteer Army

2012 Anzac of the Year
The Student Volunteer Army

Compassion and commitment their most powerful weapons. » more

28/03/2012

The Art of The Unexpected BinBin Deluxe

The Art of The Unexpected
BinBin Deluxe

A gritty, new venue for Takapuna's Hurstmere precinct. » more

26/03/2012

Talent wanted for Sydney Interactive Designer and Producer

Talent wanted for Sydney
Interactive Designer and Producer

We are looking for two new Designworkers in our Sydney office to join our growing Interactive team. » more

21/03/2012

Hello Yello Designworks expands in Sydney

Hello Yello
Designworks expands in Sydney

In a move that will create the largest strategic brand design practice in Australasia, Designworks has expanded its Australian presence by welcoming leading branding business Yello Sydney into the Designworks Group. The expansion in Sydney is a continuation of the firm's regional growth strategy and expands its spatial and interactive offering across the Australian market place and into Asia. The addition of Yello to the Designworks family adds considerable weight to the Group's position

20/02/2012

People driven people Australand

People driven people
Australand

Australand was well respected within industry circles as one of the most successful diversified property groups in Australia, but their public profile didn't match their industry status. » more

17/02/2012

A bright light has passed Lloyd Morrison

A bright light has passed
Lloyd Morrison

Visionary leader, passionate New Zealander. » more

18/01/2012

That's the Spirit! Redefining the RSA

That's the Spirit!
Redefining the RSA

Setting the platform for the next 100 years. » more

23/11/2011

Thinking Big Top 200 Awards November 24 2011

Thinking Big
Top 200 Awards November 24 2011

Designworks partners with the Top 200 Awards to celebrate the best in business for 2011. » more

23/11/2011

New Reporting Annual Reports 2011

New Reporting
Annual Reports 2011

New reporting for 2011. » more

09/11/2011

STW Nextness On the Mind of Laura Ford

STW Nextness
On the Mind of Laura Ford

Auckland Office's Design Researcher, Laura Ford, edits a guest post for NEXTNESS. » more

02/11/2011

A Girl Called Hope Fundraiser Walk for Hope

A Girl Called Hope Fundraiser
Walk for Hope

A Girl Called Hope's Walk for Hope helping young women to transform their lives. » more

22/10/2011

BackingBlack HQ All Blacks Fan Clubrooms

BackingBlack HQ
All Blacks Fan Clubrooms

Telecom's All Black Fan Club for Rugby's biggest celebration. » more

16/10/2011

Pentaward Gold Winner Monteith's Single Source

Pentaward Gold Winner
Monteith's Single Source

Monteith's Single Source packaging has been awarded Pentaward Gold for 2011. » more

03/10/2011

3rd Place Overall! First Light Shine Bright

3rd Place Overall!
First Light Shine Bright

The Meridian First Light team have capped of an amazing run by placing third overall at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. After running mid pack for a while, the team came on strongly, taking out the engineering prize – and that was without any engineering students being on the team! Congratulations from Designworks and all the other sponsors who have put so much into this great achievement. Designworks staff donated their time to create the First Light

27/09/2011

Helen sees the Light HC visits FL in DC

Helen sees the Light
HC visits FL in DC

A stream of VIP visits » more

25/08/2011

Ideas Art Bringing Back Craft

Ideas Art
Bringing Back Craft

Designworks' Auckland office gets a new piece of art installed by Anzac Tasker. » more

21/08/2011

Keep Believing Black Friday Trust Charity Auction

Keep Believing
Black Friday Trust Charity Auction

Designworks supports the Black Friday Trust's Black Tie Dinner and Charity Auction. » more

15/07/2011

Auckland Talent New to Design

Auckland Talent
New to Design

Two new designers on board in Auckland. » more

04/07/2011

Shop different Telecom unveils its new Wellington store

Shop different
Telecom unveils its new Wellington store

Empowering New Zealanders to get more out of their technology. » more

28/06/2011

Telecom Concept Store Wins Red Awards 2011

Telecom Concept Store Wins
Red Awards 2011

Challenging conventions reaps reward. » more

14/06/2011

Work Choice Day A Day in the Life

Work Choice Day
A Day in the Life

Designworks Auckland Office hosts Avondale College students for Work Choice Day. » more

10/06/2011

Brands in space Designworks launches spatial offering

Brands in space
Designworks launches spatial offering

Top designer Clark Pritchard is joining Designworks to head up its new Spatial Design Division. » more

01/06/2011

Designworks Melbourne

Designworks
Melbourne

Designworks makes its mark in Melbourne. » more

31/05/2011

In With The Dragons Dragon's Den

In With The Dragons
Dragon's Den

Last week saw Designworks involvement in an University of Auckland Business School initiative held at the main campus. » more

19/05/2011

That's Gold! Welly Golds

That's Gold!
Welly Golds

Designworks took out the Creative category at this year’s Wellington Gold Awards. » more

19/04/2011

Designworkers talk shop  DINZ's Designer's Speak Series 2011

Designworkers talk shop
DINZ's Designer's Speak Series 2011

Paul Johnson and Devin Fennell give talks for DINZ's Designer's Speak Series 2011. » more

14/04/2011

Designworks digs for gold in the capital Wellington Gold Awards

Designworks digs for gold in the capital
Wellington Gold Awards

Recognition at region's premier business event. » more

06/04/2011

Helping Aucklanders Get Around HOP

Helping Aucklanders Get Around
HOP

Simplifying public transport. » more

04/04/2011

Letsfixit flush with success Letsfixit update

Letsfixit flush with success
Letsfixit update

More than 150 households fixed so far. » more

25/02/2011

Tweeting thoughts for Christchurch Telecom Digital Wall

Tweeting thoughts for Christchurch
Telecom Digital Wall

Wanting to do whatever they can to support the people of Christchurch, Telecom and Designworks have worked together on using the digital wall at Telecom's head office as a live Twitter feed of several earthquake-related keywords such as Christchurch, Canterbury, Earthquake etc. The content is live and unedited – warts and all –which artfully conveyed the mood of the nation. It is a truly engaging and deeply moving experience to see the thoughts and kind

23/02/2011

Thoughts are with you Christchurch Quake

Thoughts are with you
Christchurch Quake

DW staff caught up in the horror. » more

18/02/2011

Designworks' star shines bright – again The STW Awards

Designworks' star shines bright – again
The STW Awards

Top creative product out of 80 Australasian agencies. » more

14/12/2010

Voted number one in the world Zealong Packaging

Voted number one in the world
Zealong Packaging

Topping The Dieline's Top 10 » more

28/11/2010

Leading interactive thinker joins Designworks Russell Douglas

Leading interactive thinker joins Designworks
Russell Douglas

"I always knew I was going to come out to New Zealand, because my wife's a kiwi." Good news for Designworks clients, as Russell Douglas, the newly appointed Head of Interactive at Designworks brings with him more than 17 years top creative agency experience and a rare blend of management, creative and marketing skills. Working with some of the U.K.'s most recognised and admired brands – such as Barclays, Dorling Kindersley, 02, Radisson Edwardian, Standard

23/11/2010

Coming up rumps Silver Fern Farms packing an award

Coming up rumps
Silver Fern Farms packing an award

Innovative thinking recognised. » more

17/11/2010

Doing a little for the little ones Project Born

Doing a little for the little ones
Project Born

Designworks is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the New Zealand Neonatal Trust's Project Born fundraising event in Wellington. » more

15/10/2010

Helping First Light shine even brighter Designworks chips in

Helping First Light shine even brighter
Designworks chips in

Helping local talent on the global stage. » more

06/10/2010

Monteith's Mine Gold 2010 Best Awards

Monteith's Mine Gold
2010 Best Awards

Designworks wins medals across the board. » more

05/10/2010

Painting the skies black Air New Zealand shows its true colours

Painting the skies black
Air New Zealand shows its true colours

Support for our national game goes to new heights. » more

29/09/2010

roundabout conversations Designworks launches stunning exhibition

roundabout conversations
Designworks launches stunning exhibition

Huang Yan, Chinese Landscape Face Painting - Summer, 2007 » more

02/09/2010

Minimal Mammal The Phoenix Foundation win

Minimal Mammal
The Phoenix Foundation win

It's official – Paul Johnson crafted something special for The Phoenix Foundation's fourth album. » more

28/06/2010

Honesty the best policy for Genesis Australasian Reporting Awards

Honesty the best policy for Genesis
Australasian Reporting Awards

Four in a row for Genesis at the ARAs » more

25/06/2010

Who do you trust? Attitude New Zealand survey

Who do you trust?
Attitude New Zealand survey

Kiwis name their most trusted brands. » more

16/06/2010

Golden Wins Gold Beer World Cup

Golden Wins Gold
Beer World Cup

Monteith's tastes sweet success in London. » more

21/05/2010

Designworks supreme winner Vero Awards

Designworks supreme winner
Vero Awards

Designworks has tasted more success after taking out the Supreme Award at the 2010 Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards. » more

15/04/2010

Comfort In The Sky Air New Zealand

Comfort In The Sky
Air New Zealand

CNN showcases Air New Zealand's revolutionary Skycouch, bringing a new era of relaxation, privacy and sociability to air travel. For an inside look at the process, watch the video here. » more

14/04/2010

The Future of Air Travel Air New Zealand

The Future of Air Travel
Air New Zealand

“The ability to relax and recline flat in economy is something that every airline in the world has talked about, but never delivered,” Ed Sims from Air New Zealand says. Air New Zealand has delivered Skycouch; a row of three seats that converts to a lie-flat platform, allowing two adults to lie together like they would on a couch at home. The ticket price for buying all three seats is the equal to approximately 2.5 normal fares. “For those who choose,

01/04/2010

Designworks' Fellow Named HP Future Designer Anzac Tasker

Designworks' Fellow Named HP Future Designer
Anzac Tasker

Designworker Anzac Tasker walked away with the top prize from the HP Future Designer Award at the Urbis Designday Wrap Party on Wednesday 24th March. It was a great day for Anzac who showcased his four typographic installations alongside his 'How Matters' publication at Urbis Designday, located at Simon James Showrooms under the category of 'future designers'. The award is new to the Urbis Designday, which gives an exclusive tour of Auckland’s leading design showrooms

29/03/2010

Letterpressed MOTAT Fieldtrip

Letterpressed
MOTAT Fieldtrip

Some photographs from DWA's March trip to the print shop at MOTAT. The team got a intimate tour around the facility, and an education; learning how long it took to set a newspaper using movable type, pressing speeds, and the history of Heidelberg. It was a typographer's dream and an inspirational day out. Thanks to the team at MOTAT! » more

29/03/2010

Urbis Designday Anzac Wins

Urbis Designday
Anzac Wins

Urbis’s recent Designday was a good one for Auckland designer Anzac Tasker. He showcased four typographic installations alongside his 'How Matters' publication at Simon James Showrooms; under the category of Future Designers. Anzac's work discussed the relationship between the handcrafted and technology within the graphic design discipline. He used 3-D typography as the vehicle to visualise this concept.   It proved to be a hit on the day, with many of the 1500 or so punters who attended enjoying

03/03/2010

Zealandia Gains International Recognition Zealandia

Zealandia Gains International Recognition
Zealandia

Zealandia, formally the Kaori Sanctuary, based in Wellington, has been named in British newspaper The Guardian’s Green Travel List 2010. The List aims to give recognition to companies worldwide that have shown commitment to both their community and the environment. More than 200 travel and tourism companies across the globe were surveyed for the Green Travel List. They were judged on what action they took to limit their carbon footprint, promote water conservation, biodiversity

03/03/2010

Designworks shines STW

Designworks shines
STW

Designworks has been awarded a 'Red Star' for most improved company in the STW group. » more

19/01/2010

Selling Tea to China Zealong

Selling Tea to China
Zealong

The Country Life show on Radio New Zealand caught up with the Zealong team at their tea plantation in New Zealand's Waikato region. Zealong is the first company to grow Oolong tea outside of China, Taiwan and Vietnam. designworks, in partnership with JWT, developed the name, branding and packaging concept for Zealong. To listen to the show on Radio New Zealand, click here. To view the case study click here. » more

13/01/2010

designworks' support recognised Vero Awards

designworks' support recognised
Vero Awards

designworks named finalist in 2010 Vero Excellence in Business Support Award » more

12/01/2010


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Sven talks to Prodesign Prodesign article

Sven talks to Prodesign
Prodesign article

Louise Lawton talks with Sven Baker, managing director of designworks » more

22/12/2009

Promoting New Zealand abroad NZTE

Promoting New Zealand abroad
NZTE

Promoting New Zealand's business acumen by leveraging our performance in rugby » more

12/11/2009

designworks fellow opens up his exhibition Anzac Tasker

designworks fellow opens up his exhibition
Anzac Tasker

Anzac Tasker has opened up his end of year exhibition » more

11/09/2009

Studenty students! Wellington College

Studenty students!
Wellington College

Three 7th form students from Wellington College recently spent a couple of day at designworks, getting a taste of what being a brand designer is all about » more

26/08/2009

DW in the DomPost! Article

DW in the DomPost!
Article

Advertising is bottom of the to-do list at designworks, a major shift since the company began in the 1980s. Having started with the company straight out of design school 23 years ago, managing director Sven Baker can attest to the shift in focus. Mr Baker defers to a general theme when asked what designworks does. Brand consultancy is as close as he gets to a definitive description. Only part of their out-put is what people think he does. We are not an advertising company." AMI's smile

04/08/2009

Redesigning PostShop reinventing the experience Store of the Future

Redesigning PostShop reinventing the experience
Store of the Future

An intensive period of retail strategy, experience design, prototyping and testing, culminate this weekend with the launch of the new PostShop store of the future in Ellerslie and a franchise store within Paper Plus at Botany Junction. The pilot sites are part of an ongoing programme which has seen PostShop as a retail offering and experience, redesigned from the ground up. Focused around the idea of giving each visitor

14/07/2009

HotHouse exposed HotHouse exposed

HotHouse exposed
HotHouse exposed

designworks is excited with the ignition of TheNewDowse's programme, HotHouse a dedicated place that celebrates brave new ideas » more

26/05/2009

Eager young minds Western Spring College

Eager young minds
Western Spring College

designworks recently played host to a group of students from Western Springs College in aid of Workchoice Day 2009. Fifteen eager young minds interested in design, descended upon the studio for a morning. » more

26/05/2009

Models test shower in public  Methven

Models test shower in public
Methven

During the second week of May, Methven drew some attention to their new HomeSpa range. In the window display of their Queen Street store, the people in the streets of Auckland were able to watch two gorgeous models demonstrating Methven's new Satinjet technology. » more

05/05/2009

Transplanting an ancient tradition to the youngest nation on earth  Zealong

Transplanting an ancient tradition to the youngest nation on earth
Zealong

New Zealand is the new home for a 4,000-year-old Chinese Oolong tea. The start-up company, Zealong, is growing its tea in the Waikato using traditional production methods. » more

03/04/2009

Keeping childhood memories safe  MyStory

Keeping childhood memories safe
MyStory

MyStory the ultimate album/scrapbook is designed to help you record the early years of your child's life. A simple framework encourages you to pass on values and 'heart treasures' to the next generation. » more

09/03/2009

Schoolgen goes live with the kids out West Schoolgen

Schoolgen goes live with the kids out West
Schoolgen

Tirimoana School, one of the first schools in New Zealand to have solar panels installed through Genesis Energy's Schoolgen programme, celebrated that their school is leading the way in teaching their students and teachers about solar energy. » more

22/01/2009

Designworks visionary leader 2008 The Mayor of Invercargill

Designworks visionary leader 2008
The Mayor of Invercargill

The judges said of Shadbolt he has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation for standing up for causes he and the average kiwi believe in. » more

20/11/2008

Sven talks the business of design at Thrive Thrive

Sven talks the business of design at Thrive
Thrive

Sven Baker, Creative Director of designworks Wellington, gave a compelling speech on gaining business advantage through brand design at the annual Thrive Wellington event, Thursday 13th November 2008. Using a range of evocative images he presented three central topics developing customer engagement, building intangible value of your business, and delivering through powerful design thinking, to a crowd of around 400 entrepreneurs, business

10/11/2008

Our 2008 DINZ BeST award winners 2008 DINZ BeST award

Our 2008 DINZ BeST award winners
2008 DINZ BeST award

Check out the winners of the 2008 DINZ BeST Awards, announced on October 10th, 2008. » more

06/08/2008

Huni nominated for Wallpaper* magazine design award Huni

Huni nominated for Wallpaper* magazine design award
Huni

The natural skincare range Huni by Comvita is in the running for another award this time Wallpaper* magazine's annual Design Awards. » more

01/08/2008

New Zealand Post Group wins NBR Sponsorship Award New Zealand Post

New Zealand Post Group wins NBR Sponsorship Award
New Zealand Post

Congratulations to New Zealand Post Group, the overall winners at last night’s NBR Awards for Sponsorship of the Arts. » more

26/08/2007

designworks wins top award at design industry Oscars Let's Settle This

designworks wins top award at design industry Oscars
Let's Settle This

designworks is celebrating after winning the New Zealand design industry's equivalent of a best movie Oscar. » more

27/07/2007

AMI Insurance wins top marketing award AMI

AMI Insurance wins top marketing award
AMI

AMI Insurance has won a major category award at the 2007 Marketing Magazine awards. The company was presented with the Colmar Brunton Consumer Services Award for “its perfectly executed rebranding” at a gala event in Auckland on July 26th. Congratulations to the team and everyone at AMI. » more

26/07/2007

Major recognition for annual reports Annual reports

Major recognition for annual reports
Annual reports

Two annual reports produced by Designworks were honoured at the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Annual Report Awards last night. » more

13/07/2007

Congratulations to the Brand Experience Challenge Winner Brand Experience Challenge

Congratulations to the Brand Experience Challenge Winner
Brand Experience Challenge

Congratulations to Carolyn Gibson of Auckland Airport, winner of the designworks Brand Experience Challenge. » more

15/06/2007

Genesis on top at ARA - again! Genesis Energy

Genesis on top at ARA - again!
Genesis Energy

Genesis Energy has taken out the Communication Award Public Sector for the second year in a row at the prestigeous Australasian Reporting Awards. » more

14/06/2007

Two in a row for Marlborough Lines Marlborough Lines

Two in a row for Marlborough Lines
Marlborough Lines

Marlborough Lines has picked up a silver award at the Australasian Reporting Awards for the second year in a row. » more

11/04/2007

A quality batch of bourbon Barrel 51

A quality batch of bourbon
Barrel 51

For DB Breweries' new bourbon RTD mixer, designworks created a brand inspired by traditional brewing methods and prohibition-era graphics to deliberately target men. The typography and graphic treatment has the industrial feel of a stencilled barrel that creates the feeling of quality and toughness of a prohibition period product, delivered through a modern filter. » more